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'''Kakistos''' was an [[Vampire]] master, though presumably not as old as [[The Master]] himself. He was portrayed by [[Jeremy Roberts]].
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{{character
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|Image = Kakistos2.jpg
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|Appear = "[[Faith, Hope & Trick]]"
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|Name = Kakistos
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|Aliases = The Father
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|Died = 1998, [[Sunnydale]]
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|Status = Deceased
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|Classification = [[Vampire]]
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|Actor = [[Jeremy Roberts]]
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}}
   
== Biography ==
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{{Quote|Kakistos is Greek, it means the worst of the worst. It's also the name of a vampire so old his hands and feet are cloven.|[[Rupert Giles]]|Faith, Hope & Trick}}
   
Kakistos traveled to [[Sunnydale]] to hunt down [[Faith Lehane]]. The two had already faced each other in a fight that resulted in the death of Kakistos' pet alligators and him receiving a massive scar that ruined his right eye. In retaliation, Kakistos murdered [[Faith's first Watcher]] before a horrified Faith, who escaped to Sunnydale hoping to avoid Kakistos.
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'''Kakistos, the Father''' was an ancient [[vampire]] master of Greek origin.
   
== Appearances ==
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==Biography==
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After killing [[Faith Lehane]]'s [[Faith Lehane's Watcher|unidentified]] first [[Watcher]], Kakistos traveled to [[Sunnydale]] in 1998 to hunt down the [[Slayer]] herself. With him came an entourage of his minions, most of them fanatical followers led by [[Mr. Trick]], Kakistos' right hand and a modern-minded vampire. Kakistos was finally slain by Faith who overcame her fear of him and impaled a four-by-four through his chest, [[stake|staking]] and killing him.<ref>"[[Faith, Hope & Trick]]"</ref>
   
* ''[[Faith, Hope & Trick]]''
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==Personality==
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{{Quote|There's a reason these vengeance crusades are out of style. It's the modern vampire who sees the big picture.|Mr. Trick|Faith, Hope & Trick}}
   
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Kakistos was an old-minded, traditionalist vampire who reveled in the torture and mutilation of his victims. He seemingly did not approve of modern developments such as the electric light, preferring to light his dwellings with candles instead. He had little interest in modern comforts that would've allowed him to establish a power base with little effort. It was this short-sightedness that led Mr. Trick to abandon his master to be dusted by the Slayers.
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==Powers and abilities==
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{{Quote|Guess you need a bigger stake, Slayer.|Kakistos to Buffy|Faith, Hope & Trick}}
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*'''Vampire abilities:''' Kakistos was an ancient vampire, so old he had developed cloven hooves and was incapable of assuming human face. He possessed the same powers and vulnerabilities as other vampires, albeit to a vast degree. For instance, he was able to effortlessly shrug off blows from Faith and [[Buffy Summers|Buffy]] and overpowered [[Angel]] in a fight.
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*'''Staking resistance:''' Common sized stake were ineffective against him, penetrating his skin but not dusting him. He could only be dusted by a large wooden stake.
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*'''[[Empathy]]:''' He could sense the presence of Angel's [[soul]].
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==Behind the scenes==
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*He was portrayed by [[Jeremy Roberts]].
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*Contrary to Giles' translation, "Kakistos" simply means "the worst" in Greek, without any superlative.
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*Kakistos appeared as a boss in the non-[[canon]] 2003 video game ''[[Chaos Bleeds (game)|Chaos Bleeds]]'', where Kakistos is resurrected by the [[First Evil]] as his champion against Faith. In the game, Kakistos could raise the dead and threatened do so to Buffy's [[Joyce Summers|deceased mother]], using this as a distraction to escape their first encounter. Buffy broke the [[spell]] with [[Spike]]'s help and Faith later killed him again.
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==Appearances==
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*"[[Faith, Hope & Trick]]"
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*''[[Blood & Trenches]]''
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*''[[Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row]]''
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*''[[Go Ask Malice]]''
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*''[[Chaos Bleeds (game)|Chaos Bleeds]]''
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==References==
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{{References}}
   
 
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Latest revision as of 14:19, November 13, 2019


Kakistos is Greek, it means the worst of the worst. It's also the name of a vampire so old his hands and feet are cloven.
Rupert Giles[src]

Kakistos, the Father was an ancient vampire master of Greek origin.

BiographyEdit

After killing Faith Lehane's unidentified first Watcher, Kakistos traveled to Sunnydale in 1998 to hunt down the Slayer herself. With him came an entourage of his minions, most of them fanatical followers led by Mr. Trick, Kakistos' right hand and a modern-minded vampire. Kakistos was finally slain by Faith who overcame her fear of him and impaled a four-by-four through his chest, staking and killing him.[1]

PersonalityEdit

There's a reason these vengeance crusades are out of style. It's the modern vampire who sees the big picture.
―Mr. Trick[src]

Kakistos was an old-minded, traditionalist vampire who reveled in the torture and mutilation of his victims. He seemingly did not approve of modern developments such as the electric light, preferring to light his dwellings with candles instead. He had little interest in modern comforts that would've allowed him to establish a power base with little effort. It was this short-sightedness that led Mr. Trick to abandon his master to be dusted by the Slayers.

Powers and abilitiesEdit

Guess you need a bigger stake, Slayer.
―Kakistos to Buffy[src]
  • Vampire abilities: Kakistos was an ancient vampire, so old he had developed cloven hooves and was incapable of assuming human face. He possessed the same powers and vulnerabilities as other vampires, albeit to a vast degree. For instance, he was able to effortlessly shrug off blows from Faith and Buffy and overpowered Angel in a fight.
  • Staking resistance: Common sized stake were ineffective against him, penetrating his skin but not dusting him. He could only be dusted by a large wooden stake.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • He was portrayed by Jeremy Roberts.
  • Contrary to Giles' translation, "Kakistos" simply means "the worst" in Greek, without any superlative.
  • Kakistos appeared as a boss in the non-canon 2003 video game Chaos Bleeds, where Kakistos is resurrected by the First Evil as his champion against Faith. In the game, Kakistos could raise the dead and threatened do so to Buffy's deceased mother, using this as a distraction to escape their first encounter. Buffy broke the spell with Spike's help and Faith later killed him again.

AppearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Faith, Hope & Trick"
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